|reply to Manta |
Re: [H/W] H/W Performance advice please...?
We were never able to get the 1841 with FULL SECURITY FUNCTIONALITY (IOS IPS, FW et al.) above 30 Mbps.
Now looking at an ASA5512-IPS-K9, with a CISCO stated Maximum 3DES/AES VPN Throughput 200 Mbps, and also CISCO stated Maximum IPS Throughput; Media-Rich (Mbps) 250 Mbps.
HOWEVER & BUT, NOTE: CISCO states Maximum IPS Throughput; Transactional (Mbps) for the ASA5512-IPS-K9 at only 150 Mbps.
And TRANSACTIONAL is the best guide for performance for small businesses, stand-alone non-client server environments. BUT CISCO DOES NOT PROVIDE THIS FOR EVERY SECURITY DEVICE / APPLIANCE, OFTEN JUST STATING THE MUCH HIGHER MEDIA-RICH, CISCO is still locked in to the branch office enterprise mentality.
We are going to have a choice of either 75/75, or 150/50 shortly via our MSO CMTS provider.